We are delighted to return to Edinburgh once again for the famous Edinburgh Tattoo. Each year's Tattoo is very much a 'global gathering', showcasing the talents of musicians and performers from every corner of the globe. In addition to this, the Tattoo has been televised in more than 40 countries. An annual television audience of 100 million watches the coverage worldwide. This is an event not to be missed!
The 4 star Stirling Highland hotel is located in the centre of Stirling and dates back to the 19th century. As a former high school the hotel has retained many of the original school house features including the fully working observatory at the top of the building and memorabilia from former pupils. All of the ensuite bedrooms have tea and coffee making facilities and the hotel also boasts an indoor pool, sauna and steam room. There is a lift at this hotel.
Monday From your front door to the waiting Club Class coach then north by motorway to make a lunch stop in north Yorkshire. Continuing on we enter Scotland at Gretna Green then on through the Lowther Hills and around Glasgow to reach the Stirling Highland Hotel late afternoon, with time to settle in before dinner.
TuesdayWe begin our day with a full Scottish breakfast before taking a walk to Castle Stirling where we have included entry. The walk to the castle takes us past the Old Town Jail and Church of Holyrood. We enjoy lunch at the hotel before making our way to Edinburgh and the magnificent Edinburgh Castle for the evening performance of the spectacular Tattoo. We make a late return to our hotel.
Wednesday Superb Scottish scenery today as we visit the Trossachs, from our hotel we travel to Dunblane with its small but impressive cathedral then on to spend time in Callander famed for its connections with Rob Roy. Later we visit the glorious Trossachs a region of lochs, mountains and lush forest, made famous by the novels of Sir Walter Scott. We travel by way of Brig O Turk, the Dukes Pass and Scotland’s only lake, Menteith before returning to our hotel.
Thursday Another day of Scottish delights as we view the Wallace Monument, then a gentle drive to Crieff and the Sma’ Glen on our way to the lovely village of Dunkeld beautifully located beside the River Tay. The majestic Dunkeld Cathedral dominates thie village. Today, part ruin and part parish church, the cathedral features the tomb of the notorious 'Wolf of Badenoch'. We visit the world famous Beech Hedge at Meikleour on our way to the Fair city of Perth, home of the Black Watch, before returning to our hotel.
Friday Our final Scottish breakfast before bidding farewell to our hosts at the Stirling Highland Hotel. We travel south to Gretna then cross into England, travelling by motorway to return to our home area late afternoon after a memorable Tattoo break.
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